Thierry Henry has brushed off concerns about Manchester United's seven-point advantage over Arsenal at the top of the Premiership table.
That lead was extended at the weekend when Sir Alex Ferguson's side beat high-flying Bolton 4-0 while Arsène Wenger's team had to come from behind to force a draw at home to Everton. Certainly Manchester United are in ominous form but, according to the Arsenal captain, the North London side have looked good aswell in recent weeks.
"We have won there [at Old Trafford] and they have to come here yet," said Henry after Saturday's game. "They are having a good run but we have a game in hand. So the lead could be four, six or stay at seven.
"We did not start [the season] properly but before this game we had won five out of five and a draw so, in a way, it is not a massive disappointment.
"We have not had a bad run from the six games. Sometimes it can happen, drawing at home against Everton, but some of the other results earlier in the season could have been better.
"I'd say it was a point won rather than two lost," he went on. "We came back to have a go, more than a go in fact.
"For me it was important to not to lose the game. Everton were one point behind us and they would have been two points ahead had they won. 
"They made it difficult for us and they came with a plan like Villa and Middlesbrough did. It seems we're going to have that all season, they play 4-4-2 everywhere and then when they come to us, it's 4-5-1.
"But we have to deal with it. In the end it was a lack of concentration that put us behind in the game.
"We shot ourselves in the foot by leaving Tim Cahill alone with the ball. He got a bit of luck because he controlled the ball with his stomach and the ball stayed right in front of him, but he was alone in the box and you can't do that.
"Maybe they could have gone on to score a second goal but in fact Villa, Boro and Everton never looked like scoring another. In my mind it was always going to be a 1-1 draw. But we deserved to come back into the game. I prefer to say it was a point won because of the way the game went."

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30 Oct 2006